Feeling woozy? Time to check the tattoo

Publication Title
Harvard Gazette
Publication/Creation Date
September 28 2017
Katia Vega (creator)
MIT Media Lab (contributor)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
Harvard University (contributor)
Alvin Powell (creator)
Ali Yetisen (creator)
Nan Jiang (creator)
Harvard Medical School (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Harvard and MIT researchers have developed smart tattoo ink capable of monitoring health by changing color to tell an athlete if she is dehydrated or a diabetic if his blood sugar rises.

The work, conducted by two postdoctoral fellows at Harvard Medical School and colleagues led by Katia Vega at MIT's Media Lab, paired biosensitive inks developed at Harvard with traditional tattoo artistry as a way to overcome some of the limitations of current biomedical monitoring devices.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Dermal Abyss

Date archived
October 2 2017
Last edited
November 22 2018
How to cite this entry
Katia Vega, Alvin Powell, Ali Yetisen, Nan Jiang. (September 28 2017). "Feeling woozy? Time to check the tattoo". Harvard Gazette. Harvard Gazette. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2544